Rebels build, Cherokees sweep and Irishmen split in Florida

Rebels build, Cherokees sweep and Irishmen split in Florida

By Steve Williams There’s more to spring break baseball trips than runs, hits and errors. “It’s a good team-building opportunity,” said Buzz McNish, West High head coach, before sending his Rebels out to play last Thursday afternoon against Shorecrest Prep School, one of the local teams in St. Petersburg, Fla., where West spent its spring […]

Our Neighborhoods: KNOX COUNTY, A community of neighborhoods

Our Neighborhoods: KNOX COUNTY, A community of neighborhoods

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Our county is the third most populated county in Tennessee, with about 441,311 people living here in our 526 square miles. The City of Knoxville has about 183,200 residents within its 98 square miles. The Town of Farragut has 20,678 people. In 2013, Knoxville was among the top 10 fastest growing […]

Knoxville Zoo hosts Star Wars Character Day This Saturday

  Meet your favorite “Star Wars” characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away.  This Saturday, March 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Knoxville Zoo will bring the big screen to life with help from the MidSouth Garrison of the 501st Legion, the preferred costuming organization of Lucasfilm Ltd., producer of […]

League of Women Voters to Hold BoE Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County (LWVKKC) has partnered with the Knox County Teachers Association (KCTA) to develop a voter guide for all 13 School Board candidates and to hold two moderated candidate forums in order to inform voters about their choices for the Knox County Board of Education in the May 6 […]

Summer Number Seventeen drops today

Ronnie Milsap, six-time Grammy-winning icon, releases Summer Number Seventeen today – a homage to the various styles of music that shaped his singularly bluesy take on modern country, the 12 song collection is defined by his instinctive keyboard playing and soulful vocals. Pick up Summer Number Seventeen today.   Email The Focus to enter for […]

Knoxville Focus for March 17, 2014

Knoxville Focus for March 17, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Commission Candidate Ed Brantley visits Corryton By David Klein A retired Knoxville radio executive is looking for a new way to serve the citizens of Knox County. Former radioman Ed Brantley, who was a long-time afternoon DJ at WIVK and station manager for Citadel Broadcasting, is running for […]

Knox Countians Favor State Control of Schools

Knox Countians Favor State Control of Schools

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, should state government or the federal government determine the curriculum in public schools?” 82.29% of respondents said they favor control of school curriculum by the state government rather than the federal government.  Only 17.71% of those likely voters polled said they believe […]

Our Neighborhoods: North Knoxville

Our Neighborhoods: North Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   North Knoxville is primarily fed by two main roads, Broadway and Central Street. Both Broadway and Central offer strips of mixed businesses, chic little clubs and shops, thrift stores, strip malls, fast foods and local restaurants and, of course, unique neighborhoods. This week, we’ll look at the area from Old […]

Lady Falcons exceed expectations, earn Silver Ball

Lady Falcons exceed expectations, earn Silver Ball

By Steve Williams Fulton High’s girls basketball team couldn’t have done much more. After becoming the first in school history to make it to the TSSAA state tournament, the Lady Falcons advanced to the championship game before falling to Elizabethton 66-52 on Saturday night, March 8, at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. “I felt […]